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563d Rescue Group prepositions to aid Irma victims

A pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron scans the ground from an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Sept. 12, 2017, in the skies over South Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command for rescue operations after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

A pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron scans the ground from an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Sept. 12, 2017, in the skies over South Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command for rescue operations after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Staff. Sgt. Josh Burrow, 66th Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, scans the ground from an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Sept. 12, 2017, in the skies over South Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command for rescue operations after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Staff. Sgt. Josh Burrow, 66th Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, scans the ground from an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Sept. 12, 2017, in the skies over South Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command for rescue operations after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

A pararescueman assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron, watches as an HC-130J Combat King II fuels an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Sept. 12, 2017, over the skies of Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

A pararescueman assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron, watches as an HC-130J Combat King II fuels an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Sept. 12, 2017, over the skies of Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron searches for anyone needing rescued, Sept. 12, 2017, over the skies of Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron searches for anyone needing rescued, Sept. 12, 2017, over the skies of Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

Tech. Sgt. Tom Perry, 66th Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, and an airman from the 923d Maintenance Squadron, watch the rotors of an HH-60G Pave Hawk spin, Sept. 12, 2017, at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

Tech. Sgt. Tom Perry, 66th Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, and an airman from the 923d Maintenance Squadron, watch the rotors of an HH-60G Pave Hawk spin, Sept. 12, 2017, at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

A pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron scans the ground from an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Sept. 12, 2017, in the skies over South Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command for rescue operations after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

A pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron scans the ground from an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Sept. 12, 2017, in the skies over South Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command for rescue operations after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Tech. Sgt. Adam Griffin, 66th Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, scans the ground from an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Sept. 12, 2017, in the skies over South Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command for rescue operations after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Tech. Sgt. Adam Griffin, 66th Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, scans the ground from an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Sept. 12, 2017, in the skies over South Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command for rescue operations after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

A pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron scans the ground from an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Sept. 12, 2017, in the skies over South Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command for rescue operations after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

A pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron scans the ground from an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Sept. 12, 2017, in the skies over South Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command for rescue operations after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron searches for anyone needing to be rescued, Sept. 12, 2017, over the skies of Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron searches for anyone needing to be rescued, Sept. 12, 2017, over the skies of Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

Houses lay damaged by Hurricane Irma, Sept. 13, 2017, in Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)
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Houses lay damaged by Hurricane Irma, Sept. 13, 2017, in Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

Tech. Sgt. Tom Perry, 66th Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, watches the rotors of an HH-60G Pave Hawk spin up, Sept. 12, 2017, at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)
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Tech. Sgt. Tom Perry, 66th Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, watches the rotors of an HH-60G Pave Hawk spin up, Sept. 12, 2017, at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron searches for anyone needing rescued, Sept. 12, 2017, over the skies of Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)
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An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron searches for anyone needing rescued, Sept. 12, 2017, over the skies of Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

Staff Sgt. Nathan Franklin, 66th Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, watches another HH-60G Pave Hawk prior to a helicopter air-to-air refueling, Sept. 12, 2017, over the skies of Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)
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Staff Sgt. Nathan Franklin, 66th Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, watches another HH-60G Pave Hawk prior to a helicopter air-to-air refueling, Sept. 12, 2017, over the skies of Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

Boats and debris from Hurricane Irma scatter the coast of South Florida, Sept. 12, 2017. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command for rescue operations after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)
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Boats and debris from Hurricane Irma scatter the coast of South Florida, Sept. 12, 2017. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command for rescue operations after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Capt. Nicholas Santoro, 66th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk pilot, checks an airspace map while flying over South Florida, Sept. 12, 2017. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command for rescue operations after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)
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Capt. Nicholas Santoro, 66th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk pilot, checks an airspace map while flying over South Florida, Sept. 12, 2017. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command for rescue operations after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron prepares for a helicopter air-to-air refueling with an HC-130J Combat King II from the 79th Rescue Squadron, Sept. 12, 2017, over the skies of Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)
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An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron prepares for a helicopter air-to-air refueling with an HC-130J Combat King II from the 79th Rescue Squadron, Sept. 12, 2017, over the skies of Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron lands, Sept. 12, 2017, at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)
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An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron lands, Sept. 12, 2017, at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations in support of FEMA and U.S. Northern Command after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

Many buildings and houses show damage from Hurricane Irma, Sept. 13, 2017, in Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)
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Many buildings and houses show damage from Hurricane Irma, Sept. 13, 2017, in Florida. The 563d Rescue Group prepositioned aircraft and personnel for rescue operations after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

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